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2022-10-02 6:50:27 AM  
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2022-10-02 10:21:57 AM  
I thought his flagship was already sitting on the bottom of the sea.

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2022-10-02 10:29:42 AM  
The first army in history to include a meming division, and with great success.  Military history right there
 
2022-10-02 10:35:13 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: The first army in history to include a meming division, and with great success.  Military history right there


It's just a modern form of propaganda but, I must admit, they're good at it.
 
2022-10-02 10:36:18 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: The first army in history to include a meming division, and with great success.  Military history right there


They should turn it over to John Fetterman's team once he's done squashing Dr. Oz, and also defeating him in the election.  They'd unlock their full potential then.
 
2022-10-02 10:55:12 AM  

Stargazer86: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: The first army in history to include a meming division, and with great success.  Military history right there

It's just a modern form of propaganda but, I must admit, they're good at it.


They have been running an astoundingly tight ship and their control of the information and conversation, at least in the west, is just plain impressive. I still think about the uncertainty in the first few months of the war, where the only indication that Ukrainian forces were operating in the field was that the Russians weren't making good progress. Even then, it was unclear how much of that was due to Russian mismanagement.

I also imagine that good propaganda is easier to do when truth supports your cause and you really are the underdog defending your people and land from an evil aggressor. There was an interview with a Ukrainian official the other day on the possibility of joining NATO in a relatively short time and he made a fair point. To paraphrase, "Putin says he is fighting a war against NATO but Ukrainians are the ones fighting back against Russia using the weapons and support provided by NATO. We are already doing it."
 
2022-10-02 11:04:43 AM  
"Their action figure is too short."

"THEY'RE MARKETING IN THE WRONG PLACE!"
 
2022-10-02 11:06:30 AM  
People on the internet: CELEBRITIES SHOULDN'T GET POLITICAL!! Stay in your lane!

Mark Hamill: 
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2022-10-02 11:14:16 AM  
Somehow those Star Destroyers seem to be in too good of shape to be Russian.
 
2022-10-02 11:30:25 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Somehow those Star Destroyers seem to be in too good of shape to be Russian.


Just appearances. They'll succumb to any old tractor beam.
 
2022-10-02 11:47:27 AM  
Russian starship, go e chu ta yourself.
 
2022-10-02 11:52:12 AM  
I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.
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2022-10-02 12:02:35 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.


Agreed.  They're not the Empire, they're the ruins of an empire that has been until now successfully maintaining the pretense that they were still at the height of their power while they rotted out from within.

I feel like some kind of Mad King story applies here.  Putin's big mistake was forgetting he was bluffing.
 
2022-10-02 12:04:35 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.
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"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought,"

(although it's the wrong side)
 
2022-10-02 12:44:13 PM  

Notabunny: TheMysteriousStranger: Somehow those Star Destroyers seem to be in too good of shape to be Russian.

Just appearances. They'll succumb to any old tractor beam.


If there was a vote for comment of the year this one should be nominated.
 
2022-10-02 1:01:41 PM  
This image reflects pre-invasion sentiments. An updated picture should show that the Star Destroyers were just cardboard standees, which have fallen over to reveal Putin's troops are the disorganized and technologically backwards mob of dumbass troll monsters from Ewoks: Battle for Endor.
 
2022-10-02 1:22:38 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Ker_Thwap: I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.

Agreed.  They're not the Empire, they're the ruins of an empire that has been until now successfully maintaining the pretense that they were still at the height of their power while they rotted out from within.

I feel like some kind of Mad King story applies here.  Putin's big mistake was forgetting he was bluffing.


I doubt he had any idea how much the Russian army had rotted (and I really doubt there was that much change in the last 8 years.  Just that once he tried to call on more forces, he found out that they were "parts tanks" and other things that nobody bothered to maintain.  Also, much of the difference is how much the Ukrainian army has changed in the last 8 years from being "more Soviet than the Soviets" to following NATO tactics and doctrine, and grabbing all the modern weapons they can scrounge.

Best guess is that force he used could have taken the old Ukraine.  The catch is that the Ukrainians figured that out 8 years ago and made adjustments to make sure they wouldn't lose the next war (had they did, there wouldn't be a Ukraine).  Putin has even cast this as a war about "proving Russian might", so copying Ukrainian (NATO) methods will be difficult (pretty sure it was hard on senior Ukrainian officers, but an existential threat brings a lot of clarity.  They chose Ukraine over "the army way".  I'd bet a few of them had to be relieved for making the other choice).
 
2022-10-02 1:35:54 PM  
This is a more apt comparison. Bear farks around thinking it's taking food from a dog. Finds out that's no dog.
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/And the only way out for the bear now is to walk away with a bloody stump where it's nose used to be
 
2022-10-02 1:37:49 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: The first army in history to include a meming division, and with great success.  Military history right there


Stan Lee did that job in WWII.  His meme skillz weren't all that LEET until he met Kirby, tho.
 
2022-10-02 1:47:28 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Unsung_Hero: Ker_Thwap: I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.

Agreed.  They're not the Empire, they're the ruins of an empire that has been until now successfully maintaining the pretense that they were still at the height of their power while they rotted out from within.

I feel like some kind of Mad King story applies here.  Putin's big mistake was forgetting he was bluffing.

I doubt he had any idea how much the Russian army had rotted (and I really doubt there was that much change in the last 8 years.  Just that once he tried to call on more forces, he found out that they were "parts tanks" and other things that nobody bothered to maintain.  Also, much of the difference is how much the Ukrainian army has changed in the last 8 years from being "more Soviet than the Soviets" to following NATO tactics and doctrine, and grabbing all the modern weapons they can scrounge.

Best guess is that force he used could have taken the old Ukraine.  The catch is that the Ukrainians figured that out 8 years ago and made adjustments to make sure they wouldn't lose the next war (had they did, there wouldn't be a Ukraine).  Putin has even cast this as a war about "proving Russian might", so copying Ukrainian (NATO) methods will be difficult (pretty sure it was hard on senior Ukrainian officers, but an existential threat brings a lot of clarity.  They chose Ukraine over "the army way".  I'd bet a few of them had to be relieved for making the other choice).


The only way Russia could have taken Ukraine is if they'd capitulated immediately, which was what Putin was counting on. He thought a sufficient show of force, coupled with the support of all the pro-Russian turncoats he'd been assured were seeded throughout Ukraine's government, would be enough to convince the country to just hand him whatever he wanted. The only possible way to steal all the land he coveted in just three days or less was by blustering them into a quick surrender.

When Ukraine pushed back and said they weren't giving anything up without a fight, the wheels immediately fell off of Putin's plan, both metaphorically and literally. The supply chain failures began the moment he tried cranking it up, and by deceiving his troops into thinking they'd gone to the border just for "exercises", then pulling out the rug and telling them surprise, it's really a full-scale combat which they weren't equipped to carry out, he baked in crippling morale problems and the urge to desert right from the start.

Putin is a stupid, greedy child who's used to getting what he wants by frightening and bullying, and he has no strategies for a sustained fight. He's still trying to fall back on empty threats and lies, because that's all he knows how to use. Until the Russians manage to remove him from power, he's going to continue marching them into the meat grinder and achieve nothing but the further degradation and isolation of their country.
 
2022-10-02 1:57:24 PM  

bluorangefyre: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: The first army in history to include a meming division, and with great success.  Military history right there

They should turn it over to John Fetterman's team once he's done squashing Dr. Oz, and also defeating him in the election.  They'd unlock their full potential then.


Nah, turn it over to the rest of the milquetoast losers that are more concerned with "bipartisanship" than they are with crushing the bad faith assholes they're supposedly running against.

Fetterman's team has his shiat on lock.
 
2022-10-02 2:02:10 PM  

Zombie DJ: People on the internet: CELEBRITIES SHOULDN'T GET POLITICAL!! Stay in your lane!

Mark Hamill: [Fark user image image 425x554]


The only people that are mad about celebrities having opinions are just frustrated that the only ones that agree with them are generally a bunch of washed up has beens (at best).

Clint Eastwood may be the exception, but even then his biggest days are behind him.
 
2022-10-02 2:11:16 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Unsung_Hero: Ker_Thwap: I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.

Agreed.  They're not the Empire, they're the ruins of an empire that has been until now successfully maintaining the pretense that they were still at the height of their power while they rotted out from within.

I feel like some kind of Mad King story applies here.  Putin's big mistake was forgetting he was bluffing.

I doubt he had any idea how much the Russian army had rotted (and I really doubt there was that much change in the last 8 years.  Just that once he tried to call on more forces, he found out that they were "parts tanks" and other things that nobody bothered to maintain.  Also, much of the difference is how much the Ukrainian army has changed in the last 8 years from being "more Soviet than the Soviets" to following NATO tactics and doctrine, and grabbing all the modern weapons they can scrounge.

Best guess is that force he used could have taken the old Ukraine.  The catch is that the Ukrainians figured that out 8 years ago and made adjustments to make sure they wouldn't lose the next war (had they did, there wouldn't be a Ukraine).  Putin has even cast this as a war about "proving Russian might", so copying Ukrainian (NATO) methods will be difficult (pretty sure it was hard on senior Ukrainian officers, but an existential threat brings a lot of clarity.  They chose Ukraine over "the army way".  I'd bet a few of them had to be relieved for making the other choice).


Turns out only one side learned this particular lesson.
 
2022-10-02 2:11:33 PM  

cannibalparrot: The only people that are mad about celebrities having opinions are just frustrated that the only ones that agree with them are generally a bunch of washed up has beens (at best).


It's more than fair to get annoyed with celebrities who preach ideals that they clearly have no intention of following themselves. And that's not a partisan issue, just the reality of how you shouldn't take the very, very rich at their word when they tell you how much they're looking out for others.

Hamill's just comfortably rich, however, and I'd like to think he's the genuinely decent guy he appears to be.
 
2022-10-02 2:45:27 PM  

cannibalparrot: Clint Eastwood may be the exception, but even then his biggest days are behind him.


The dude is 92, of course his biggest days are behind him.  The fact he has put out anything of note in the last 10 years is amazing no matter what you think of his politics.
 
2022-10-02 2:57:20 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Unsung_Hero: Ker_Thwap: I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.

Agreed.  They're not the Empire, they're the ruins of an empire that has been until now successfully maintaining the pretense that they were still at the height of their power while they rotted out from within.

I feel like some kind of Mad King story applies here.  Putin's big mistake was forgetting he was bluffing.

I doubt he had any idea how much the Russian army had rotted (and I really doubt there was that much change in the last 8 years.  Just that once he tried to call on more forces, he found out that they were "parts tanks" and other things that nobody bothered to maintain.  Also, much of the difference is how much the Ukrainian army has changed in the last 8 years from being "more Soviet than the Soviets" to following NATO tactics and doctrine, and grabbing all the modern weapons they can scrounge.

Best guess is that force he used could have taken the old Ukraine.  The catch is that the Ukrainians figured that out 8 years ago and made adjustments to make sure they wouldn't lose the next war (had they did, there wouldn't be a Ukraine).  Putin has even cast this as a war about "proving Russian might", so copying Ukrainian (NATO) methods will be difficult (pretty sure it was hard on senior Ukrainian officers, but an existential threat brings a lot of clarity.  They chose Ukraine over "the army way".  I'd bet a few of them had to be relieved for making the other choice).


He also thought that his forces " Would be greated as liberators " and that the FSB had bought off most regional governors. That Kyiv strike force brought along their dress uniformz ffs. He did arrest and imprison several high ranking officers at the directorate responsible for infiltrating Ukraine.
 
2022-10-02 3:13:33 PM  
Fake News!! None of those Star Destroyers are cobbled together with cardboard and duct tape.
 
2022-10-02 3:30:36 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.
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2022-10-02 3:58:15 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Ker_Thwap: I feel like they should have represented the Russian fleet as some sort of raggedy coal burning mess.
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Thank you, that's the one I was looking for.  My Google fu is weak.
 
2022-10-02 4:21:45 PM  
I was watching the Buzz Lightyear movie. All the evil robots had a  Z on them. I thought the twist was gonna be that they were in Ukraine all along. All the freaky alien plants were prob just Chernobyl mutants.
 
2022-10-02 5:23:44 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Somehow those Star Destroyers seem to be in too good of shape to be Russian.


And they probably run on diesel. Maybe coal.
 
2022-10-02 5:27:15 PM  
Intensify the conscription, I don't want anything to get through.

INTENSIFY THE CONSCRIPTION!

Too late.
 
2022-10-02 6:33:30 PM  
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2022-10-02 6:44:13 PM  

pheelix: This is a more apt comparison. Bear farks around thinking it's taking food from a dog. Finds out that's no dog.
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/And the only way out for the bear now is to walk away with a bloody stump where it's nose used to be


That looks and acts like one of my cousins. Very dependable in a pinch.
 
2022-10-02 6:52:06 PM  

mjbok: cannibalparrot: Clint Eastwood may be the exception, but even then his biggest days are behind him.

The dude is 92, of course his biggest days are behind him.  The fact he has put out anything of note in the last 10 years is amazing no matter what you think of his politics.


The Mule was a damn good movie. I was surprised  how good it was for his age.

/hate his politics
//Yvonne DeCarlo said she was to the right of John Wayne
///yep. Madam Munster.
 
2022-10-02 7:26:21 PM  

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That may be one of the most accurate depictions of that's going on that I've seen.
 
2022-10-03 3:16:04 AM  
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2022-10-03 6:44:55 AM  

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Ass foil?

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2022-10-03 2:54:23 PM  
I so want to see the headline 'Disney sues Mark Hamill and Ukraine Over Copyright Infringement'

Ain't enough farts and churches.
 
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